Chef Tim Says....
I love the holidays. I like giving gifts and try to find the right present for the right person each year. This doesn't have to be expensive, and last week I talked about a few gifts that keep on giving for that cook on your list. This week is one of my favorite topics: pizza!
Pretty much everyone loves pizza and it's so easy to make at home and so good for you. Here's a few ideas to help make fresh hot pizza at home even easier. One note, don't spend money on expensive pizza ovens -- there's dozens of them out there costing as much as 3 to 5 hundred dollars. Simple tools make for great tasting pizza. Holiday Gift Guide, Part Two: Pizza!
Sauteed Leeks | Low Sodium Version
Zucchini with Sun Dried Tomatoes | Low Sodium Version
This recipe is safe for Coumadin® (warfarin) users, is lactose free, and is safe for those with GERD / Acid Reflux.
Featured Ingredient: Leeks
Leeks are a member of the onion family but with a milder sweeter flavor. They look like overgrown green onions or scallions. The white part grows below ground, so leeks are usually pretty dirty and need plenty of washing.
Cut the leek at the lower end of the green top and run water over the leaves as they separate. Usually the rings of the white part have dirt embedded in them towards the top. Slice the leek in an X across the top and gently clean the dirt from between the rings under cold water.
4 ounces leeks = 69 calories, 0g fat, 0g sat fat, 0g mono fat, 2g protein, 16g carbohydrates, 23mg sodium, 0mg cholesterol, 53mg Vitamin K
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